Sea Level Rise Accelerating Along US Atlantic Coast

Pier in Florida
Attempts to legislate against sea level rise in North Carolina and Virginia may work out worse than expected. Pretending the sea level isn’t changing very fast – and zoning development accordingly – works out well for land developers who won’t have to deal with the fallout when the sea moves in. But it looks like sea level rise is happening faster along the US Atlantic coast than most people expected.

Rising sea level puts US Atlantic coast at risk: report (via AFP)

The sea level on a stretch of the US Atlantic coast that features the cities of New York, Norfolk and Boston is rising up to four times faster than the global average, a report said Sunday. This increases the flood risk for one of the world’s most densely-populated coastal areas and threatens wetland…

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